1. These marinades are easy to make and turn ordinary poultry into a gourmet meal - - practically no work on your part! Be sure to discard the marinade afterward, or else bring it to a full boil before using it as a sauce. Each recipe is great for marinating 1 pound of skinless, boneless poultry, whether you broil or grill it.
CHINESE PLUM. Combine 2 plums (peeled and finely chopped), 1/3 cup cider vinegar, ¼ cup apple juice, 2 tablespoons honey, 1 tablespoon minced garlic. Makes about ¾ cup or 12 tablespoons (per tablespoon - 25.9 calories/0.1 fat grams/0.3 fiber grams).
CURRYING FAVOR. Combine 1 cup apple juice, ¼ cup cider vinegar, 1 teaspoon curry powder, 1 teaspoon minced garlic and ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes. Makes about 1 ¼ cup or 20 tablespoons (per tablespoon - 6.9 calories/0 fat grams/0 fiber grams).
GREAT GRILLING. Combine ½ cup balsamic vinegar, ½ cup orange juice, ¼ cup chopped onions, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 teaspoon chopped fresh cilantro, ½ teaspoon olive oil, and 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes. Makes about 1 ¼ cup or 20 tablespoons (per tablespoon - 8.7 calories/0.1 fat grams/0.1 fiber grams).
MIGHTY MINTY. Bring ¼ cup grape jelly and ¼ cup cider vinegar to a boil; add ¼ cup chopped fresh mint and 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce. Let cool before using. Makes about ¾ cup or 12 tablespoons (per tablespoon - 20.3 calories/0 fat grams/0.2 fiber grams).
ORANGE YOU GLAD?. Combine ½ cup orange juice, 1 teaspoon grated orange rind, 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger, 1 teaspoon minced garlic and ¼ teaspoon dark sesame oil. Makes about ½ cup or 8 tablespoons (per tablespoon - 9.2 calories/0.2 fat grams/1.8 fiber grams).
PUCKER UP. Combine ½ cup dry sherry or defatted chicken stock, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 1 teaspoon minced garlic, 1 teaspoon stone-ground mustard and ½ teaspoon prepared horseradish. Makes about 9 tablespoons (per tablespoon wit the sherry - 20.6 calories/0 fat/0 fiber…with the chicken stock - 3.4 calories/0 fat/0 fiber).
TERIYAKI TREAT. Combine ½ cup unsweetened pineapple juice, ¼ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce, 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger and 1 teaspoon minced garlic. Makes about ¾ cup or 12 tablespoons (per tablespoon 9.5 calories/0 fat/0.1 fiber).
[This message has been edited by Kelly_S (edited 06-27-2000).]